The Paul L. Kirk papers consist of the research, writings and correspondence of Professor Kirk.
Paul Leland Kirk (1902-1970) was a professor of Criminalistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Kirk earned his
Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California in 1927 and spent his entire career at Berkeley, with the exception
of a leave of service during World War II when he worked on the Manhattan Project. Kirk established the first academic program
in criminalistics in the United States at U.C. Berkeley. In addition to advocating for the discipline of criminalistics, advising
several schools in the development of their own departments, Kirk was a frequent consultant for both prosecution and defense
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